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If the new HBO series "Girls" feels very realistic to you, that's not by accident.
The show's creator/director/star Lena Dunham didn't have to look far for material. The actress and "It" comedy girl of the moment sat down with CNN during SXSW and explained where she found the inspiration for her tales of a group of 20-somethings navigating life in the Big Apple.
"It's based on my life, it's based on the life of my friends, the life of my writing staff," she said. "It's sort of a hybrid of the experiences of many girls I know and love as they try to make their way in New York."
USA Network’s forthcoming drama “Political Animals” just got a serious credibility boost.
Oscar winner Ellen Burstyn is on board for a role in the new series, according to a statement from the network.
Burstyn, who snagged the Academy Award for best actress in 1974 for her role in “Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore," will now portray star Sigourney Weaver’s mom.
This summer, Bradley Cooper is going to go from Sexiest Man to “The Elephant Man."
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Cooper - who was tapped last year as People magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive - will transform himself into the gruesome character for the stage.
The production, which also stars Patricia Clarkson, will run from July 25 through August 5 at the Williamstown Theatre Festival.
“The Elephant Man” is about a severely deformed man named Joseph Merrick who became a famous figure in London society, and Cooper reportedly played the part as part of his senior thesis at the Actors Studio Drama School.
A 1980 film chronicling Merrick’s real-life story, starring John Hurt, Anthony Hopkins and Anne Bancroft, picked up eight Academy Award nominations - including one for best picture - following its release.
Ronnie Wood may need a side of fries to go with that crow he’s eating.
The Rolling Stones’ guitarist had to apologize to the band after he was quoted saying the Stones are preparing to go back into the studio later this month, reports Billboard.
Wood, who was inducted for the second time into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with his other band, The Faces, over the weekend, indicated that the legendary group would return to the studio "to just throw some ideas around" following a press conference for his "Faces, Time and Places" art exhibit last Monday.
When it comes to cinema, the U.S. and China seem to be developing a shared vision.
This was further made evident by the Walt Disney Company's announcement Monday that it will co-produce and distribute “Iron Man 3" in China.
The newly-formed international partnership is between The Walt Disney Company China, Marvel Studios and DMG Entertainment of Beijing, according to a press release.
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